Real Madrid have rejected Ferland Mendy's request for a pay-rise.
Marca says with 42 appearances in all competitions, he has become one of the first names on the team sheet and now the Frenchman has asked for a pay rise to reflect his performances and the number of matches he has played. However, the club are unwilling to contemplate this.
A new situation
Mendy's 45 million euro value upon completing his move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has now increased to 50m euros, having established himself as a pivotal member of the starting XI at the expense of Marcelo.
Whilst Mendy's place in the side is secure for the moment, his place could start to be challenged over the coming season by certain members of the club's academy.